English Language Arts Worksheets and Study Guides Seventh Grade. Vocabulary

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Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards

MD.RL. Standards for Reading Literature (RL)
Key Ideas and Details
RL1.CCR. Anchor Standard: Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
7.RL1. Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
7.RL1.6. Use relationships between words for understanding e.g., antonyms, synonyms, related words with similar word parts (See CCSS L.7.5b).
7.RL1.7. Distinguish between connotations and denotations of words for understanding (See CCSS L.7.5c).
Craft and Structure
RL4.CCR. Anchor Standard: Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
7.RL4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
7.RL4.4. Use context as a clue to the meaning of words and phrases (See CCSS L.7.4a).
7.RL4.7. Demonstrate an understanding of figurative language and connotation (See CCSS L.7.5a, L.7.5c).
MD.RI. Standards for Reading Informational Text (RI)
Key Ideas and Details
RI1.CCR. Anchor Standard: Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
7.RI1. Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
7.RI1.7. Distinguish between connotations and denotations of words for understanding (See CCSS L.7.5c).
Craft and Structure
RI4.CCR. Anchor Standard: Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
7.RI4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choice on meaning and tone.
7.RI4.2. Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase (See CCSS L.7.4a).
7.RI4.5. Determine the suggested meaning of connotations of words that address the same technical meaning (See CCSS L.7.5c).
MD.W. Standards for Writing (W)
Text Types and Purposes
W2.CCR. Anchor Standard: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
7.W2-c. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and covey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content – Use appropriate transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
7.W2-c.2. Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonym/antonym, analogy) to better understand each of the words. (CCSS L.7.5b)
MD.L. Standards for Language (L)
Knowledge of Language
L3.CCR. Anchor Standard: Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
7.L3-a. Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening – Choose language that expresses ideas precisely and concisely, recognizing and eliminating wordiness and redundancy.
7.L3-a.2. Apply an understanding of denotation and connotation and their effect upon meaning in speech or writing.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
L4.CCR. Anchor Standard: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
7.L4-a. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 7 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies – Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
7.L4-a.1. Apply an understanding of the various types of context clues to determine word or phrase meaning.
L5.CCR. Anchor Standard: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
7.L5-b. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings – Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonym/antonym, analogy) to better understand each of the words.
7.L5-b.1. Apply an understanding of connections between words including synonym/antonym and analogy to a critical reading of a text.
7.L5-b.2. Analyze professional, peer, and their own writing to determine how word relationships contribute to meaning.
7.L5-c. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings – Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., refined, respectful, polite, diplomatic, condescending).
7.L5-c.1. Apply an understanding of connotation to judge word choice.
7.L5-c.2. Use precise words to capture the action and convey experiences and events (See CCSS W.7.3d).
7.L5-c.3. Analyze professional, peer, and their own writing to determine how word choice contributes to meaning.
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